View of the candy bar designed by John Vassos at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles
Western Photo co.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
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1 photographic print : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm.
typed on verso: #65 AFTER: FULL VIEW SCENE OF THE CANDY BAR OF THE WORLD FAMED UNITED ARTISTS EGYPTIAN THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD - On the left hand side of the first lobby is where the candy bar - a step-daughter of every modern motion picture theatre - is located. Guided by the concept of human interpersonal activity outside of the auditorium proper, John Vassos enriched the appearance of the candy bar with a decorative scheme of endless wonderment. Its theme is that of a gay circus panorama of the trained animals, clowns, trapeze artists and all kinds of other specialty acts. Again the technique of free form is applied here, introducing a surprising new application of reflective color in the figures.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560